The Yellow Drapes (also called: The Bouquet) by Anders Gustave Aldrin

The Yellow Drapes (also called: The Bouquet) by Anders Gustave Aldrin

The Yellow Drapes (also called: The Bouquet)

Anders Gustave Aldrin

Title

The Yellow Drapes (also called: The Bouquet)

 
Artist
Year
c. 1935  
Technique
color woodcut (monoprint) 
Image Size
12 x 7 5/8"  
Signature
pencil signed, lower right margin 
Edition Size
numbered 5/400 but the edition was never pulled 
Annotations
titled 
Reference
 
Paper
laid Japanese 
State
published 
Publisher
California WPA 
Inventory ID
VA108 
Price
$1,100.00 
Description
Aldrin printed each impression of his California WPA woodcuts in different color combinations, much like Dow had done. Each impression is unique, hence the "monoprint" designation. Painter, printmaker, and sculptor, Aldrin was born in Värmland, Sweden. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1911, settling in Minnesota. By 1923 he had relocated in Southern California and began his studies at the Otis Art Institute where he received the Huntington Assistance Award and a full scholarship to the Santa Barbara School of Art. He learned the techniques of the Japanese color woodcut from Frank Morley Fletcher. In 1928, he studied for six months at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco before settling permanently in Los Angeles. That same year Aldrin made his first color woodcut and continued to experiment with the medium until 1937. Aldrin was a member of the California Art Club, California Water Color Society, and the Los Angeles Art Association. He exhibited both locally and nationally. His work won several awards and is represented in numerous collections, including the Library of Congress, Boston Public Library, and Rutgers University.